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This past week sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into the Israel´s south continued. Two rocket hits and one mortar shell hit were identified in the western Negev. In response IDF aircraft struck a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip used for terrorist activities.

Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails continue their hunger strike, led by senior terrorist operatives who were involved in mass-casualty suicide bombing attacks. The Palestinians and the Arab League are appealing to the UN to exert pressure on Israel to accede to the terrorists´ demands. Solidarity demonstrations have been held in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad figures threatened violent action if one of the hunger strikers should die. Asked to respond, Mahmoud Abbas tried to calm the situation, saying that the Palestinian Authority would not give its support to an "armed resistance."

Important Terrorism Events – Israel´s South

This past week two rocket hits and one mortar shell hit were identified in the western Negev, falling in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage was done.

On the morning of May 1 shots were fired at an IDF force engaged in routine anti-terrorism operations near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip. There were no casualties. Two armored vehicles incurred minor damages. In response IDF aircraft and armored forces returned fire (IDF Spokesman, May 1, 2012). The Palestinian media reported that a Palestinian in eastern Khan Yunis had been injured by the IDF fire (Safa News Agency, May 1, 2012).

Rockets Fired into Israeli Territory

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